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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, poses with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi for a photo before a meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. (Kim Ju-sung/Yonhap via AP)

China's top diplomat stresses S.Korea ties amid row with US

Nov. 26, 2020 4:36 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — China’s top diplomat on Thursday stressed the importance of bilateral relations while meeting senior officials in South Korea, where there is growing concern the country is becoming squeezed between China, its biggest trading partner, and military ally the United States. ...

Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, right, bumps elbows with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the start of their meeting in Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. (Behrouz Mehri/Pool Photo via AP)

Japan, China agree on economic ties, split over islands

Nov. 25, 2020 10:32 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — China's top diplomat told Japan's leader on Wednesday that Beijing wants the two Asian powers to have good relations and cooperate in fighting the coronavirus and reviving their pandemic-hit economies, but the two sides remained at odds over an island dispute. Foreign Minister Wang Yi...

China' Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left, and his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi participate in a press briefing in Tokyo on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Wang met Motegi on Tuesday to discuss ways to revive their pandemic-hit economies as well as regional concerns over China’s growing influence. (Issei Kato/Pool Photo via AP)

China, Japan to cooperate in reviving virus-hit economies

Nov. 24, 2020 10:23 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The foreign ministers of Japan and China agreed Tuesday to cooperate in fighting the coronavirus and reviving their pandemic-hit economies, while trying to avoid actions that provoke tensions over disputed islands in the East China Sea. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who arrived in Tokyo...

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2019, file photo, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left, poses with his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi for a photo prior to a meeting in Tokyo. Motegi announced Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 that his Chinese counterpart Wang will visit Tokyo next week as the two Asian powers discuss ways to resume bilateral visits to revive their pandemic-hit economies and other regional issues. (Behrouz Mehri/Pool Photo via AP)

China FM to visit Japan to discuss virus, regional concerns

Nov. 20, 2020 6:47 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's foreign minister announced Friday that his Chinese counterpart will visit Tokyo next week to discuss ways to revive their pandemic-hit economies as well as regional concerns over China's growing influence. “There are various issues of concern between Japan and China, and it is...

Think tank urges China to release Canadian employee

Oct. 21, 2020 12:05 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The president of the International Crisis Group used a high-level U.N. Security Council meeting attended by China’s foreign minister Tuesday to appeal for the release of the think tank’s northeast Asia expert, Michael Kovrig, who has been held by Beijing for nearly two...

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2012 file photo, an Iranian clergyman stands next to missiles and army troops, during a manoeuvre, in an undisclosed location in Iran. A decade-long U.N. arms embargo on Iran that bared it from purchasing foreign weapons like tanks and fighter jets expired Sunday, Oct. 18, 20202, as planned under its nuclear deal with world powers, despite objections from the United States. (Majid Asgaripour/Mehr News Agency via AP, File)

Russia calls for collective security in Gulf, US blames Iran

Oct. 20, 2020 10:47 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister called for collective efforts Tuesday to prevent a large-scale war in the Persian Gulf and got strong support from all Security Council members except the United States, which called Iran the major culprit and urged that it be held accountable for...

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2020, file photo, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi waves after delivering a speech at the Lanting Forum held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing. While on a current trip to Malaysia, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, Yi says the United States poses a “huge security risk” to Asia by pushing to boost engagement with the region. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

China FM calls US Indo-Pacific strategy a huge security risk

Oct. 13, 2020 6:58 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The United States poses a “huge security risk” to Asia by pushing to boost engagement with the region, China’s foreign minister said Tuesday during a tour of Southeast Asia, where Beijing and Washington are locked in a battle for influence. Speaking in...

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left, talks with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen as they sit to witness a signing ceremony for a free trade agreement at Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

Chinese foreign minister begins SE Asian tour in Cambodia

Oct. 12, 2020 8:38 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — China and Cambodia signed a free trade agreement on Monday as China's foreign minister visited Phnom Penh as part of a four-nation Southeast Asian tour. China’s foreign ministry announced that Foreign Minister Wang Yi will make official visits this week to Cambodia,...

FILE - In this July 19, 2020, file photo, Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, speaks during a press conference with his Iraqi counterpart, Fouad Hussein during his visit to Baghdad, Iraq. China says Iran's foreign minister will visit the country from Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 to Saturday, a day after the Trump administration blacklisted virtually all of Iran’s financial sector in the latest step aimed at the oil-rich country’s economy. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)

Iran foreign minister on China visit following US sanctions

Oct. 8, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China says Iran's foreign minister will visit the country from Friday to Saturday, a day after the Trump administration blacklisted virtually all of Iran’s financial sector in the latest step aimed at the oil-rich country’s economy. In a brief announcement, China’s...

U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad speaks during an interview at the U.S. embassy in Beijing on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. The departing U.S. ambassador on Tuesday defended a tough approach to China that has riled relations between the world's two largest economies, saying the Trump administration has made progress on trade and that he hopes it will extend to other areas. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

AP Interview: US ambassador defends tough approach to China

Sep. 29, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The departing U.S. ambassador on Tuesday defended a tough approach to China that has riled relations between the world's two largest economies, saying the Trump administration has made progress on trade and that he hopes that will extend to other areas. Terry Branstad, the longtime Iowa...